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County Council Proclaims October ‘Archives Month’

on October 10, 2019 - 8:05am

From left, Los Alamos Historical Society Board President Roger Waterman, Curator Don Cavness, Historical Society Executive Director Liz Martineau and Los Alamos County Councilor James Robinson hold up a proclamation, which declares October ‘Archives Month’. The proclamation was presented during the Oct. 1 County Council meeting. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

Staff Report:

Los Alamos County Council proclaimed October as Archives Month during its Oct. 1 meeting .

Councilor James Robinson read the proclamation:

WHEREAS: Much of our community’s rich and diverse history can be found in records created by and for the people; and
WHEREAS: The Los Alamos Historical Society maintains an outstanding archives and is a wonderful resource for preserving our history; and
WHEREAS: Researchers and scholars visiting the archives find it to be a valuable source of information; and
WHEREAS: The archives provides a glimpse into our past and guide for our future; and
WHEREAS: The archives contains 40,000 documents and 10,000 artifacts - its unique collection ranges from handwritten letters and diaries to typed manuscripts, photos, videos, and more; and
WHEREAS: Thanks to the archives, our community members and researchers can study the past and celebrate our history;
NOW, THEREFORE, on behalf of the Council of the Incorporated County of Los Alamos, I do hereby proclaim the Month of October as “ARCHIVES MONTH”
in Los Alamos County and encourage our citizens to learn more about this excellent resource.